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A deferred period is a period of time where the insurance policy is disabled. Most income protection insurance policies apply deferred periods.
If you select a longer initial deferred/waiting period before benefits become due, it will mean lower premiums per month.
A policy with a 13-week waiting period will typically charge lower premiums than one with a four week deferred period because the insurance company’s costs will be lower; and the claimant has more of a chance of returning to work.
The waiting period chosen should generally tie in with sick pay from employers. But there’s no point opting for a long waiting period if this creates great financial hardship.
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